Category: Accessories

3 of the best luxury watches for diving and snorkeling

3 of the best luxury watches for diving and snorkeling

There are many different things to consider when it comes to selecting the perfect luxury accessories to any hobby; style, luxury, dependability and usefulness are all factors that come to mind, and diving watches are no different. When you are going to be diving or snorkeling, you want a watch you can not only count [...]

Would you pay $250,000 for a bottle of nail polish?

Would you pay $250,000 for a bottle of nail polish?

Luxury US jeweller Azature, whose creations have been worn by the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Liv Tyler, Megan Fox, Beyonce and Rihanna, has come up with its own black diamond nail polish.  With a price tag of $250,000, it easily becomes the most expensive nail polish in the world, incredibly making Model’s Own $130,000 Gold Rush [...]

3 essential items that every luxury traveller “must” have

3 essential items that every luxury traveller “must” have

Going somewhere?  Are you sure you’re properly prepared?  Here we’ve rounded up those essential (or perhaps not so essential) items that you really should have with you.  (We’re assuming you’ve already got those truly essential items such as your passport.) A smartphone Things have moved on at an alarming rate since the Web first came [...]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… The best African vacations from Safari Guide Africa The simplicity of innovation: Panerai Beachy-chic dining from Sean’s Panorama Because speed matters: Piaggio Aero

Special feature: MedCallOutfitter Kit™ from MedCallAssist™

Special feature: MedCallOutfitter Kit™ from MedCallAssist™

Here at A Luxury Travel Blog HQ, we were recently sent a premium grade medical kit for luxury travellers. Rather uniquely, the MedCallOutfitter Kit™ from MedCallAssist™ comes complete with a one year physician call line for any urgent questions or prescription needs which you can call at any time, day or night. Although produced in [...]

Hong Kong’s 5 best buys

Hong Kong’s 5 best buys

Despite the fact that luxury brands are opening retail stores at an unprecedented rate throughout mainland China (Shanghai is home to seven Chanel boutiques, compared to just three in Paris), an average of 14 million Chinese flock to Hong Kong every month to take advantage of duty-free discounts on luxury goods. Now, we’re not saying [...]

Luxury gift ideas for the world traveler

Luxury gift ideas for the world traveler

The holidays are only a few weeks away and if you’re still looking for a special gift to give your world traveler we’ve got you covered. Here is our list of the top luxury travel gifts from world-class luggage to a portable talking translator. They are the perfect gifts for your favorite traveler (or a [...]

Special feature: FB Collection

Special feature: FB Collection

I have recently been lucky enough to acquire a number of items from the FB Collection.  Founded by Harry Brantly and Max Leese in Rio de Janeiro in 2005, this beachwear collection exudes quality and style.  Among the collection are beautiful, brightly-coloured (£85) or patterned (£95) linen beach towels. These towels are so soft and [...]

Luxury concierge services at the touch of a button

Luxury concierge services at the touch of a button

Vertu, a manufacturer of luxury mobile phones, has announced further details of its enhanced concierge service. Designed to be the perfect companion for the luxury traveller, they now have three levels of concierge at the touch of a button. Firstly their Concierge Classic service provides the customer with round the clock access to a team [...]

Mott 50 – a stylish solution for “fun in the sun”

Mott 50 – a stylish solution for “fun in the sun”

While basking in the sun is undoubtedly relaxing, today’s smart sunbathers understand the dangers associated with the sun’s rays. But rather than smothering sunscreen all over your body, what if there was an easier way to protect yourself on a warm-weather vacation? Look no further than Mott 50, a stylish new clothing collection that absorbs [...]

Ferrari Paddock Chronograph: a limited edition

Ferrari Paddock Chronograph: a limited edition

If you are a passionate fan of the “Red from Maranello” or if you are looking for a present  for an authentic collector of all the unique objects signed Ferrari, here is the latest exclusive Ferrari Paddock Chronograph. Proposed with an elegant jacquard silk/cotton tie, the male Chronograph has a genuine leather strap in chocolate brown colour with contrasting [...]

iPads provided for guests’ use in South African hotel

iPads provided for guests’ use in South African hotel

Iconic Cape Town Hotel Ellerman House will introduce Apple iPads to each of its eleven luxurious rooms and modernist villa over the coming months – the only hotel in South Africa to offer iPads for guests’ use. The iPad is fast becoming an indispensible item within the gadget market and a supremely useful tool in [...]

LUXE City Guides go mobile

LUXE City Guides go mobile

The LUXE City Guides range which feature the best of the best of a city in one handy, unique pocket guide, has just introduced 10 of its most popular destinations in mobile format. The apps are compatible with a multitude of handsets including iPhone, Blackberry, Sony Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung and HTC and can be downloaded [...]

Special feature: Shanghai Tang iPod/iPhone app

Special feature: Shanghai Tang iPod/iPhone app

For those who aren’t already familiar, Shanghai Tang is a leading luxury lifestyle brand emerging from China, offering everything from luxury apparel for men, women and children, as well as accessories and homeware. And now, if you own an iPod Touch or iPhone, you can enjoy their latest collection courtesy of their free ‘City Chic’ [...]

The latest desirables from Heathrow

The latest desirables from Heathrow

Whether travelling for business or pleasure, take the time to indulge in some serious retail therapy at Heathrow this Autumn. Catering for your every want and desire, the airport is home to a wide collection of premium brands including Paul Smith, Prada, Harrods, Gucci and Sony – all at airport prices.  Here are their picks [...]

‘Luxury’ at its most basic level

‘Luxury’ at its most basic level

Ever been ‘caught out’ in the great outdoors?  These items are far from luxurious but marginally beat having to dig a hole for yourself in order to do the deed.  The amusingly named Brown Corporation has come up with the Shit Box (that’s the ‘bog standard’ version), the somewhat more acceptably-named Ploo and, for the [...]

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